Kentucky State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Kentucky as the 15th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Kentucky.
Date of Statehood:
June 1, 1792
4,173,405 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Kentucky produces some of the nation's best tobacco, horses, and whiskey. While corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle, and dairy products are among the agricultural items produced.
Manufactured items produced in Kentucky include motor vehicles, furniture, aluminum ware, brooms, apparel, lumber products, machinery, textiles, and iron and steel products. Kentucky also produces significant amounts of petroleum, natural gas, fluorspar, clay, and stone. Coal accounts for 90% of the total mineral income.
The Bluegrass State
United we stand, divided we fall.
Goldenrod (Legislation of 1926)
Tulip Poplar (Legislation of 1994)
Cardinal (Legislation of 1926)
Kentucky Spotted Bass (Legislation of 1956)
Viceroy Butterfly (Legislation of 1990)
Freshwater Pearl (Legislation of 1986)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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